• Thermoplastics
  • Color and Additives
  • Injection Molding
  • Extrusion
  • Compounding
  • Purging Processes
Thermoplastics
Introduction to Thermoplastics

This course provides participants with the fundamentals of thermoplastics and their processes. Opening with an exploration of plastics, their origin, and the different commercially available thermoplastic resins- beginning with the basics of polymerization and post reactor modifications, additive compounding to increase polymer and processing features, and the importance of maintaining physical properties. Participants will experience a practical and easy to understand expedition through the basic chemistry, functional properties, design characteristics, end-use markets and pricing annals of the commercially popular members of each polymeric group.

A detailed discussion to familiarize the participants with Colorants, Additives and Fillers that are used in thermoplastics- demonstrating their form, function and principle characteristics is covered in this course. Exploring the role each take in delivering elements of visual, mechanical and end-use attributes. Also illustrated in this section of the course are in-mold decorating and coating applications.

Continuing with an introduction to the various processing methods associated with manufacturing plastic components- injection molding, blow molding, extrusion and rotational molding with a virtual tour through each of these process facilities. From the front office to the shipping dock, the virtual tour will make stops in each department of the business- illuminating the principal topics such as process, equipment, ancillary and secondary equipment, quality control, post production practices and an emphasis on the safety and compliance practices.


This course provides participants with the fundamentals of thermoplastics and their processes and was created for newcomers to the Plastics Industry or anyone desiring to expand their knowledge of thermoplastics.


Goals of this Course:

Introduce the student to the Thermoplastics Industry;

Polymer classifications and typical properties;

Methods and general processing of Thermoplastics- Injection Molding, Blow Molding, Extrusion and Rotational Molding;

Material handling and safety issues of processing thermoplastics;

Characteristics of virgin and regrinds;

An Introduction to Colorants and Additives for Thermoplastics.


Recommended For: Entry Level Personnel, All Personnel

Course Length: 3 Lessons (4-6 Hours of Training)

Course ID: TP101.0

Price in USD : 

195.00

Polymer Science and Properties

This course will provide a comprehensive understanding of the properties listed on a standard material data sheet of commercially popular members of each polymeric group.  Participants will become familiar with many of the actual tests through a virtual lab portion which will point out the strengths and weaknesses of the individual tests. The participant will leave the workshop with a better understanding of the values presented when comparing materials and be better informed as to how those values can be applied.


Who Should Attend:  Engineers, technicians, sales engineers, managers, and anyone involved with specifying materials or dealing with material data sheets should attend this two-day workshop.

It is also valuable to anyone who would like a better understanding of how plastics differ from other materials.


Course Outline: 

Plastics Phenomena - what makes plastics different from other materials

Viscoelasticity

Entanglement

Orientation

Crystallinity

Mechanical Testing

Tensile Flexural

Impact

Physical Testing: Hardness; Specific Gravity

Rheological Testing : Non-Newtonian Behavior Melt Index

Thermal Properties Testing DSC DMA TGA 


Recommended For:          Entry Level Personnel, All Personnel

Course Length:                   5 Lessons (14-16 Hours of Training)

Course ID:                             TP201.0

Price in USD : 

395.00

Thermoplastics and Sustainability

Coming Soon

Price in USD : 

149.00

Color and Additives
Injection Molding
Extrusion
Compounding
Purging Processes
Desktop Site